1 Aug 2019

July Progress Report

July has been pretty busy, time away to visit family and busy with work - heres how things look for the month:

No extra payments off the mortgage this month:
  • $118,340 down from $119,475  
  • total reduction: $1,135
I am amazed at how fast our retirement funds are growing! The market just keeps going up! My goal when I started this blog was to have $500,000 in our retirement accounts by the end of 2022 - now it looks like we could reach that goal by the end of this year. These are tax advantaged accounts that include employer contributions as well as ours.
  • Me: $139,698
  • DH: $322,029
  • Total: $461,727
  • total increase: $11,909
I started exercising again and had a flare up of arthritis so back to square one with exercise - my weight is that same which is not surprising. But I am feeling much better the last few days and hoping to start walking again soon.

I've had some time off work which has been nice. A member of my team resigned this week. Now we are four - down from eight - down from 13 when I originally started.  I am thinking about going part time at my job next year. I feel a lot better since making the decision - I'm happier, I'm less stressed, I have more energy and I don't feel like my job is consuming my every waking moment.  

DH has been painting so I now have two rooms done. Next job is to get a quote for the carpet and put the curtains up. I've done a little bit more decluttering, gave a few family keepsakes to DS and another bag to the op shop.

My job for this week is to put our tax in - finally! 


  1. It sounds as though things are going well on all fronts.

    1. yes, just cruising along at the moment which is nice :)

  2. Sorry to hear your team has dropped, adding to your stress, but at least you have a plan. Things are moving along for you. I think a lot of people are feeling this, as employment rate is low, companies are having a hard time finding people, but they aren't cutting back on requirements. Good luck as you move towards FI!

    1. yes they seem to be happy to just not replace staff as a cost saving measure, but still the same amount of work to be done. But it feels good to see the numbers going in the right direction

  3. Nice work Jan! Hopefully you get a little extra back on that tax return too :)


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